Diaz-Balart: Immigration Bill Would Have Addressed Three Key Issues
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the House voted on H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act.
“This bill focuses on three key issues that must be addressed. It legalizes all DACA-eligible dreamers, not just current beneficiaries, with multiple pathways to citizenship. The bill provides a legislative solution to end the separation of minor children from their parents. Lastly, the bill includes border security measures that are similar to those passed in the Senate’s 2013 Gang of Eight immigration bill. This would have been an important step forward to continue our efforts in fixing our broken immigration system. Sitting idly by was, and always has been, out of the question for me. I remain ready to negotiate with any Member of Congress who is willing to join me in prioritizing this issue over petty politics and party.”